They say that they eyes are the windows to the soul. Make your eyes pop on your wedding day by following these makeup tips.
When it comes to wedding eye makeup, there are several things to keep in mind. Often, the less you do to your eyes will enhance them more. Eye makeup that is classic and timeless will look wonderful in photos for years to come, whereas trendy looks will appear dated and overdone. The following tips will help you figure out what is best for your wedding day.
Eyebrows are often overlooked when it comes to makeup. Yet they frame the face, create depth and add shape. If you have never seen an esthetician or waxing specialist to shape and groom your eyebrows, consider booking an appointment 8 weeks from your wedding day. This will give you a chance to see how you react to waxing, threading, or tweezing, as well as give you some time to adjust to seeing the shape. Your esthetician will tell you when you should come back again before the wedding, but generally you should get your brows waxed a week prior to the wedding. This allows for any redness to disappear completely.
To further enhance your eyes on your wedding day, consider filling in your eyebrows with a soft powder to complete your look. A neat and tidy eyebrow will only enhance any eye makeup you choose to use.
Eye Shadow That Lasts All Day
Before applying eyeshadow, use an eyeshadow primer, such as MAC Paint. Primers are designed to help the powdery texture of eyeshadow adhere to the eyelid better. This increases the longevity of your eyeshadow. Do not use a concealer in place of an eyeshadow primer. Concealers do not dry like primers, and actually make eyeshadow more susceptible to creasing, running, and smearing.
An alternative to using an eye shadow primer is to simply apply a layer of powder to the eyelid before apllying eye shadow. While this will help somewhat with controlling the creasing and oiliness on the eyelid, it is not as effective as using a primer designed for the eyes.
Choosing Eyeshadow and Eyeshadow Application
Avoid using eyeshadow with a lot of shimmer or glitter. Used sparingly, they can create a soft, beautiful look. However, in photographs, they can easily look like oily skin or greasy spots instead. Stick with semi-matte or matte eyeshadow shades, which photograph better than any other texture. Make sure you practice your makeup several times before the big day. Take a digital photo after each trial to objectively look at the end result.
When applying your wedding day makeup, apply your eye makeup first. It seems counterintuitive, but applying your eye makeup before anything else will save you time in the long run. When eyeshadow is applied, small particles often fall onto the cheek, and brushing them away usually leaves a small streak of color. This means going back again and correcting your foundation and concealer. By applying your eye makeup first, you can wipe away any fallout without having to reapply your foundation and concealer again.
Mascara and Eyelash Options
For brides who are likely to cry, waterproof mascara is a strongly advised option. Alternatively, consider using a cream-based mascara, like Kiss Me Mascara. They are water-resistant and will not smudge, smear or flake.
Another option is to have your eyelashes tinted in a salon or spa. The results last two to three weeks, or longer, and give the same appearance as if you are wearing mascara. This is a great option for brides with blonde or ultra-light eyelashes.
False eyelashes are a popular option for brides. When choosing false eyelashes, choose a set that looks to be almost "not enough." Once applied, they will create a full, natural-looking lashline without being noticeably fake.
Remember, the key to DIY Wedding makeup success is practice and patience. Give yourself ample time to do your makeup. You can learn more about other areas of wedding makeup by shooting us an email.
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